The United Way of Cattaraugus County, located at 807 W. State St., Olean, will open the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) office on Jan. 22. The VITA site will be strictly a Facilitated Self Assistance site.
Taxpayers will have access to computers where they can use the United Way and H&R Block sponsored free tax preparation online software MYFREETAXES.COM to prepare their own taxes.
Community volunteers and United Way staff are IRS trained to assist and provide support for those preparing their own tax returns.
To qualify to use MYFREETAXES.COM for free tax return preparation and electronic filing, Cattaraugus County/New York state residents must have a family income of less than $62,000. Anyone who qualifies can electronically file their taxes on any computer. There are computers available in the Olean public library as well as at the Olean United Way office on an appointment basis.
Operating days are Monday through Friday. For more information on hours and availability of assistance, please call 585-307-7982.
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